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Parliament Building (Vouli) Tours

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Parliament Building (Vouli)
Bordering the east side of Athens’ focal Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building (Vouli) was completed in 1842 as the royal residence of Otto, the first king of the newly independent Greece. The vast and rather severe Neoclassical palace was designed by German architect Friedrich von Gärtner but was badly damaged by a fire in 1909, when the Royal Family decamped to the Crown Prince’s Palace nearby. It was not until 1932, eight years after the abolition of the Greek monarchy in 1924, that Parliament moved into Von Gärtner’s splendid building, from where its 300 representatives, elected for four years, have directed the country ever since. The Main Library is open to the public and other areas of the Parliament Building can be viewed by pre-booked guided tour.

One of Greece’s most important monuments, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which was inaugurated on Greek National Day (March 25 1932), the centenary of independence from Turkey, sits outside the Parliament Building. It attracts tourists in their throngs to witness the hourly spectacle of the Changing of the Guard by kilted soldiers from the Evzones (Presidential Guard); a more elaborate ceremony, with marching bands, is held every Sunday at 11am.

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Syntagma Square, Athens. Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5.30pm–8.30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Guided tours are available Mon–Fri 9am–8pm by advance arrangement. Take Metro Lines 2 or 3 to Syntagma Square.
Address: Syntagma Square, Athens, Attica, Greece 10021, Greece
Hours: Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5:30pm–8:30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Otherwise by pre-booked guided tour.
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens historical city half day private tour

Athens historical city half day private tour

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Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and see the city in comfort on this private, half-day driving tour. Choose what time your small group would like to start, with hotel and port pick-up and drop-off included, and enjoy a professional chauffeur service designed to show-off the best of Greece’s ancient history and hospitality.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

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Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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  • 5 hours
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$56.68
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
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8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

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See the greatest hits of Greece with this 8-day/7-night trip to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. Take a guided tour of Athens, seeing all the main sites, including the Acropolis. Then board a ferry for the ride to Mykonos, enjoying the deep blue Aegean Sea along the way. On Mykonos, tour the island, strolling down its marble streets and relaxing on the beach. After a ferry ride to beautiful Santorini, take some time to soak up the iconic views.
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Discover Athens and the Acropolis, 4 hour Private Tour

Discover Athens and the Acropolis, 4 hour Private Tour

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This private tour of Athens is ideal for those with limited time in Greece’s history-rich capital. Tick off all of Athens’ most popular attractions as you travel with ease and efficiency between landmarks such as the Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panthenon and the Agora of Athens. This private tour means you can choose between a morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens with this premium tour. After a convenient port pickup in Piraeus, enjoy skip-the-line access to landmarks like Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Learn about Athens’ remarkable history and culture from an informative guide, taste delicious Greek cuisine in the Plaka district, and shop at the ancient Agora.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$217.23
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Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

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Discover the highlights of Athens, along with the city’s best kept secrets, on a private 5-hour tour. The half-day adventure is perfect for travelers who like the flexibility to customize their sightseeing experience without worrying about the details. Visit the Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Acropolis, and much more in private transportation. Along the way, your guide provides immersive commentary and insider tips for the rest of your Athens vacation.
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  • 5 hours
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Night photo shoot in Athens

Night photo shoot in Athens

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Capture memories of your trip to Athens when the ancient sites are illuminated during this evening photoshoot. Walk around the city center and stop at famous landmarks, secret spots, cool bars, lit-up fountains and anywhere else that may be perfect for portrait photography. Then, a few days after the tour, receive 40 retouched, high-definition photos from your shoot directly in your email so you can easily share with your friends and family.
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6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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  • 6 hours
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$172.46
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Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

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Enjoy a fun-filled and fast-paced way to explore Athens—and see many of the city’s top attractions—when you book this private tuk-tuk tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and upgrade to explore with a guide. You can look forward to admiring the Acropolis, zipping through Syntagma Square, discovering the Academy of Athens and National Library of Greece, and exploring the city’s many narrow, picturesque streets along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

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Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$139.89
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e-TUK Athens Old Town Tour by Day

e-TUK Athens Old Town Tour by Day

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Explore the Old Town of Athens from the comfort of your own eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk with this tour. Your guide will drive you and your party around top spots, from the National Library and Mount Lycabettus to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square. And with open-air seating, you’ll be able to get plenty of great photos as you go.
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  • 2 hours
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Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum

Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum

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Explore Athens on a sightseeing tour that provides an overview of this city full of historical sights. With a guide, you'll see attractions such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Hadrian's Arch, Constitution Square (Syntagma), and the Acropolis, plus check out the Acropolis Museum. This tour is a great way to get to know Athens at the start of your stay so you'll be better informed to see more on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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$82.01
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Private Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

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Visiting Athens is a unique experience,so you can join us and you will have the chance to discover our history,civilization and beauty of our wonderful city.This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$80.51
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Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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$139.89
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Half Day Athens city tour

Half Day Athens city tour

The safety & health of our passengers and drivers is very important to us Due to the emergency conditions because of Covid-19, our company has taken all necessary measures Our drivers always wear masks and gloves We provide antiseptic wipes and one use masks to ours clients We clean the vehicles after each service We only transfer the permissible number of people Οur company has been active in the field of transportation for many years with professional drivers and a selection of cars. Our main concern is the safe and comfortable transport of our passengers
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  • 4 hours
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What are Parliament Building (Vouli) hours of operation?
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Parliament Building (Vouli) hours of operation: Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5:30pm–8:30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Otherwise by pre-booked guided tour.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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